News: Bellydancing - the new Riverdance

Wednesday 29 September 2004

The stars in *_Bellydance Superstars and the Desert
Roses’_* – at the Bloomsbury Theatre from 5 – 10
Oct are all American. _“What’s fascinating to me about bellydance is that
Americans have adopted it,”_ says promoter *Miles
Copeland*. _“This is a kind of bridge, a connecting point that jolts
both societies. It jolts the Arab world that Americans can accept this, and that
women should be freer. And it jolts the Americans to think that other cultures
have interesting and attractive things…”_ Ismene Brown, Telegraph, 28 Sep
Related article: Robin Eggar, Times, 3 Oct.04

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